Huffington Post: Hey, Etch A Sketch Conservatives: Time to Resurrect Some Honesty

-By Leo W. Gerard

April 9, 2012- A spring awash with Etch A Sketch conservatives, camera-wielding GOP con men and a bogus deficit reduction budget from House Republicans shows that for the right, wrong is justified when it achieves the desired results.

A perfect example of this political philosophy is the work of James E. O'Keefe III, a right-wing, unsupervised, unaccountable, self-appointed and self-styled "investigative journalist" who has violated federal law, lied about his identity and deceitfully cut and pasted video to destroy what he perceives as liberal institutions.

Nadia Naffe: Part II: The Barn Incident

-By Nadia Naffe

March 22, 2012- Making the decision to come forward to discuss in detail what happened at the barn that night, between me and James O’keefe, was one of the hardest choices I’ve ever had to make. When I left the Westwood Courthouse after the hearing with James, I wanted this painful chapter in my life to be over, but it would never be over until I came forward to tell my story. My hope in being here is about more than simply setting the record straight. It’s about making sure other women aren’t manipulated and taken advantage of the way that I was. There should never again be another Abbie, Izzy or Nadia. Here’s my story…

Crooks & Liars: James O'Keefe's Former Accomplice Spills Some More on Antics

-By Nicole Belle

March 22, 2012- One of the things that I've found curious about the pearl-clutching over the revelation that dramatist/monologuist Mike Daisey embellished his experiences at Foxconn is that these self-same media types have no problem breathlessly reporting the next "gotcha" journalism prank of punk James O'Keefe and other Breitbart minions, no matter how ridiculous or epic fail it might be. You'd think "fool me once..." would apply when it comes to a convicted criminal like James O'Keefe, but sadly, it hasn't.

Mediaite: James O’Keefe ‘Accomplice’ Nadia Naffe To Tell All

-by Tommy Christopher

March 16, 2012- Conservative activist James O’Keefe is leaving a trail of disgruntled former associates in his wake, but the latest of these could deal a fatal blow to the ACORN auteur’s reputation. Nadia Naffe, who filed a criminal harassment complaint against O’Keefe in November (it was dismissed due to jurisdictional issues), has begun publishing a multi-part series of posts to her blog, the first of which is entitled “My Time as an Accomplice to Convicted Criminal James O’keefe.”

Nadia Naffe: Part I: My Time as an Accomplice to Convicted Criminal James O’keefe

-By Nadia Naffe

March 14, 2012- I thought I could put the weekend of October 2nd, 2011 behind me. But it seems to keep popping up every time I look over my shoulder. The public is looking to me to connect the dots about what actually happened that evening which led me to file a criminal harassment complaint against James O’keefe in court.

Politico: Sarah Palin pens farewell to Andrew Breitbart

-By MJ Lee

March 16, 2012- Weeks after the sudden death of conservative journalist Andrew Breitbart, Sarah Palin has penned an article encouraging his supporters to continue living out the late publisher’s mission — “the belated vetting of Barack Obama.”

“With the death of Breitbart, the conservative movement didn’t just lose a General — we lost an entire Special Forces Division,” Palin wrote in a piece published on Big Government late Thursday. “But he didn’t leave us without the tools and the knowledge we need to fight. This website — Breitbart 2.0 — is the culmination of his study of the technology and aesthetics of new media.”

Little Green Footballs: Breitbart Brain Trust Completely Destroys Own Websites

Breitbart’s heirs: the C team

-By Charles Johnson

March 8, 2012- At, all the little mini-Breits are scurrying around today, still trying to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear and hype their absurdly stupid attacks on President Obama for introducing Prof. Derrick Bell at Harvard 21 years ago.

Oh wait, I forgot — Obama hugged Prof. Bell too. When two black men hug, the republic is in horrible danger.

Washington Post: Derrick Bell’s widow: Unaware of second hug between prez and prof

-By Erik Wemple

March 9, 2012- One-time Harvard Law School Professor Derrick Bell has taken a beating in the conservative media this week. Bell taught at Harvard at the time Barack Obama was enrolled there as a student. showed a two-decades-old video of Bell hugging Obama during a protest in favor of faculty diversity.

That embrace and its backdrop, claim detractors in Breitbart World, signaled a lot of things about our current president. Like his agenda to sow “racial division and class warfare” — according to conservative media entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart in a February address. (Breitbart died not long thereafter.)

Forbes: Serious Question: Are Rush Limbaugh and the Breitbart Empire Serious?

-By John McQuaid

March 9, 2012- Over the past week we’ve been treated to two culture war eruptions: Rush Limbaugh calling a young woman a “slut” and a “prostitute” for her lobbying efforts to persuade Georgetown University to provide contraceptive insurance coverage (and his subsequent non-apology apology) and the Breitbart empire’s hawking of a video showing a 1990 speech by Barack Obama, in which he briefly hugs a Harvard law professor with “radical” views.

Here’s my question: is this all just a big joke?

Mark Crispin Miller
Progressive Democrats of America